Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Love Begins with Friendship

Well, as you can see, I have another anniversary card; and no puns this time around.


This is for a couple who we’ve known the husband since he was a young brat, I mean boy. LOL.  They have been happily married for eight years now.  I did this card in one of my favorite colors, I’m not sure if you can see, but the red background paper is lightly embossed with hearts.  The image is by Digi Doodle Shop; I thought they were so sweet.  Her dress and his shirt is paper pieced and then shaded over, to add depth.

All of the doilies are by Cheery Lynn Designs.  I love, love, love their die cuts.  The paper at the top of the card and the bottom doily under the image is by Basic Grey. The doilies top might have looked better if they were cut a little darker, or backed with a dark color, but at this point I decided not to trash it and start over. And don’t you just love the Victorian Romance Flourish?  How do you like the idea of using them like a frame?

The pearls there and on the lace are a very deep red, even though they look a little more like black. The bow is another one that was made with the Bow-Easy. The flowers and lace are from my stash.

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

Paper Play Challenges – something old (lace), something new (digi)
Jellypark Friends – favorite film: Grease
Crafts 4 Eternity – digi 
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge – dies or punches
Totally Paper Crafts – song: Grease
CES Challenges – flowers
Digi Designs Challenge – lace and pearls
Our Creative Corner – music: Grease
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle – scraps – roses, lace
Sketch Saturday – Sketch
Scrapper's Delight – bling
Cheery Lynn Designs – doilies
The Pink Elephant Challenge -  layers
Craft Your Passion – anything
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts – celebration
Kaboodle Doodles – spring (flowers)
Love to Create – monochromatic
Incy Wincy Designs – something old (lace), something new (image)
Paper and Such – paper piecing
Paper Take Weekly - anything
Deep Ocean - spring
Party Time Tuesdays – bling
Divas By Design - favorite thing: flowers
The Stamping Boutique – pearls and swirls
Little Darlings Challenges – pearls
Creatalicious Challenges – lace
Paper Crafting Journey – anything
Delicious Doodles – Grease
Fairy Tale Challenge – paper piecing
Saturated Canary Challenge – doilies
Hotshot Craft - ribbon
Little Claire’s Designs – romance
Basic Grey Challenges – spring photo inspiration
The Cutie Pie Challenge – swirls and pearls
Corrosive Challenges – paper piecing
Gingerloft Challenge – spring
Paper Creations Ink – spring
Hooked On Craft Challenges – more than one fold
Stamp and Create – paper piecing

Thank you for stopping by.


dj1952 (Debra)


Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Very pretty Debbie! The black is quite striking with that red! Love the paper piecing and the wood floor is great too! All the die cuts are elegant and very pretty! The frame and pearls are lovely!

craftymum said...

Your card is lovely Debbie. The image is so sweet.
You can enter this into Hotshot Crafts Ribbon Challenge. You recently mentioned on my blog that my emails had changed and came up with the name of the project, the same as my blogs name. I am not sure what you meant. I don't think I have changed any settings. Any more info from you would be helpful.

Hope you are keeping well. I am joining in with this months special activity - 30 hours not 50!

Hugs Sarah x

Craftyrose said...

very pretty card. thanks so much for joining us at Di's digi challenge.

Heide said...

How fun...It looks like Sandy and Danny at the Malt shop. Great job. Very cute Anniversary card.
Thanks for joining us at Jellypark friends.
Hugs, Heide JP-DT

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just stunning, love the colours & dies you have used!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x


Hi Debbie
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx DT

Tip Top said...

Such a sweet card! Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges

Dorcas said...

Wow! It came out awesome, Debbie!!

pinky said...

This is so sweet Debbie. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

What a sweet card. Thoughtful too! Love the doilies and the image.

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ Spring Flowers Challenge!

Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at

nancyparker55 said...

Debra, Love all the doilies you've used on this beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodle.

Teresa said...

Hi Debra,
This is simply gorgeous, Beautifully coloured image and I adore those papers you've used, Loveing the red! Hugs, Teresa x

Sheryl Hare said...

Hi Debra, what a lovely card. The image is beautifully coloured and your choice of sentiment is super. Thanks for joining us at INCY WINCY this week. Good Luck Sheryl xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Fabulous card - what a super image and the paper piecing is perfect.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Celeste Glover (The Paper Princess) said...

I love this bold red! Thanks for taking part in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck!

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks so much for entering your really fabulous creation in our "Oscars" Challenge at the Jellypark Challenge Blog. Good luck and we hope to see you in the next challenge too!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Jellypark DT

Lizy said...

This is just gorgeous Debbie! Such lush colours and the image is great!
Thanks for joining us at SS this week!
Lizy DT x

Tracey Brossart said...

Excellent job and gorgeous color palette! Love the swirls! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday and Good luck! :D

Hugz & TFS,
xx Tracey/SS-DT xx

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

This is stunningly beautiful, Debbie! I love the striking design and especially the inside! The flourishes look so super as a frame!
Great card, dj!!

Regan said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the dies cuts and details! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge! :)

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card,lovely embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie, good luck,cheers sue n x

DesignerDiva said...

Lovely card, your die cuts are amazing!
Thanks for sharing your 'Favourite Things' with the Diva's this week and good luck with the challenge
Laurie x

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Very sweet! Thanks for joining us at Paper and Such!

Crafty Hugs!

Marjo said...

Gorgeous Card, thanks so much for playing with us at Paper Creations Ink.

I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

Xoxo Marjo

Liz Weber said...

Beautiful work Debbie, love the fun yet elegance to the card. LOVE those doilies and love the rich colour scheme. Thanks for playing along with us at Hooked on Craft.

Hooked on Craft Design Team

I Don't Do Straight said...

Beautiful card...... the couple are going to love it :)
Thanks for sharing with us at Corrosive Challenges :)

Jacki Randolph said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Your colors, coloring and design are all so stunning! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Love to Create's Monochromatic challenge

Kim Kelley said...

What a pretty card. Very elegant looking! Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights "Bling It Up" challenge! HUGS

sd dt

MindyYoung said...

Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper and Such!

Crafty and Green said...

What a beautiful Card! Love the colors! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge! Also, Thank you for sharing your creativity with us! Hope to see you again soon!

Many Blessings,

Helen said...

If you go back to the Little Claire blog challenge, the problem with the Linky tool has now been sorted out so you'll be able to link up your design.

Love your card!

Helen x

Anonymous said...

Very pretty.Lovely use of all the die cuts and great colouring.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Gaynor said...

This is so pretty. Thank you for joining Little Claire in our current blog challenge xxGaynor LCDT

Gaynor said...

This is so pretty. Thank you for joining Little Claire in our current blog challenge xxGaynor LCDT

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us over at Little Claire this month, Heidi (DT) x

Kianel said...

Oh DJ, your card is beautiful. What a cool idea to use this stamp for this special occasion and what a beautiful way to combine dies!
Beautiful work!
Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn designs challenge this week!
Love from France, Kianel.

Julia said...

What a beautiful spring creation! Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink. Hugs, Julia

Bianca said...

What a wonderfull card! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Paige said...

This is awesome! Love your attention to detail! So happy you joined us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Beautiful easel card. Love all the die cuts and the paper piecing. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge. Please join us again soon!


MIE(Mieko) said...

Gorgeous card! Love the sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges. Hugs Mieko xx

Laura (sandytoz) said...

Super card Debbie!
I'm sure they will love it!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes!

Love, Laura

Nikki Byrne said...

Fabulous card and colours. Thank you for joining us at gingerloft this fortnight and good luck. Nikki DT

Julie said...

Hi Debra - gorgeous card! Love the image and the black bling is fabulous! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Basic Grey, Juliexx

Paper Creations Ink said...

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